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.s. ambassador to iraq. if confirmed, i will deepen our collaboration with iraq and its people and secure our vital interests. i look forward to collaborate with you and your staff and encourage you to visit iraq to see the important work we're doing there. thank you for the opportunity to testify today. i welcome your questions. >> thanks very much. can you share with me in answer to the question i raised about the iranians using iraqi airspace in order to support assad? what have we been doing -- what have you been doing, if anything, to limit that use? >> i have personally engaged in this repeatedly at the highest levels of the iraqi government. my colleagues in baghdad have engaged in this and every single visitor representing u.s. government from the center -- three cell -- 3 visitors have raised it with the iraqis to make it clear we find this unacceptable and we find it not helpful and detrimental to the region and to iraq and of course to the syrian people. this is something that needs to stop and we are pressing and will continue to press until the bus stop. >> it may stop when it is
nominated by president obama to be our ambassador to iraq. and i think all of us on the committee are pleased the president has nominated somebody of high caliber, great experience, who is our defense server vanessa the deputy chief of mission in baghdad for the year and previously served as ambassador to jordan and executive assistant to secretary of state, colin powell and condoleezza rice. while america's war has ended in iraq, the struggle for iraq's future obviously has not ended. the violence is down, but al qaeda and iraq remains a very deadly foe and iraq may not capture the jays today headlined. then no one should make the mistake to somehow come to a conclusion that iraq doesn't present extraordinary challenges. this administration has worked tirelessly to ensure that it doesn't become a forgotten front. we put in place a road mac on a browser to have issues. political, economic, educational, scientific and military. our bilateral partnership has potential to contribute, we believe to the stability in the middle east. but iraqi leaders have to decide for themselves what
from iraq and afghanistan and they can't find work. and and so we come out of the recession and the recovery way a higher percent of unemployment and especially veterans under age 24 have an even higher percentage of unemployed, and so what we have here is a piece of legislation to give an unemployment cushion for veterans for at least a year until they can find employment in the private sector, and this is employment to do things that we need since so many of our national resources such as parks, such as emergency responders, such as firefighters, such as police need help. look at all the unfunded things that are deteriorating in the national parks. this would be an opportunity to employ those veterans and employ them up to a year. everybody knows that this makes common sense and it's the right thing to do, and what's happening is the folks on that side of the aisle because we are in an election and because this happened to be a proposal coming out of the white house and is brought to the floor by this senator from florida, they're not going to support it and they're going
of countries including yemen, somalia, and iraq. in particular al qaeda in the arabian peninsula is the group most likely we think to attempt attacks against the united states. we saw this in may with the disruption of an plot to take down an airliner. other groups such as the al qaeda in iraq, as well as militants based in pakistan all pose threats to our citizens and interests in those regions of the formed. -- world. we are also focused on threats poses by iran and hezbollah. iran remains the foremost state sponsor of terrorism over the world. over the past year the threat from iranian sponsored terrorism has increased. inside the united states we remain vigilant to prevent violent extremists from carrying out attacks in the name of al qaeda. this past week the f.b.i. arrest add chicago man after he tried to blow up a crowded bar in the city. a federal judge sentence add virginia man to 0 years in prison for plotting to bomb the u.s. capitol. these plots highlight the danger that al qaeda-inspired extremists pose to our country. beyond these threats we face a period of unrest and a period
, and if they lose, they're going to be cast out. it'll be like the sunnis in iraq, who were cleaned out of every major government agency. >> over time, bashar al-assad was successful in convincing the majority of the alawites that his political survival is synonymous with their physical survival. and they have started seeing this fight in existential terms. >> it's very understandable why alawites would believe today that if they were to lose, they would lose more than the privileges that the regime has had. they would lose everything. >> narrator: the alawites' improbable rise to power in syria was set in motion by bashar's father, hafez al-assad. his path to power was through the military, which was dominated by alawites. a rising star in syria's socialist ba'ath party, at age 40, he engineered a coup to seize the presidency. >> hafez al-assad rose to power from the bottom up. he had to fight the battles that came with the coup d'états, that came with trying to corral the different forces of the country into his camp. >> he knew he had to gain support of the other minorities-- the druze, the
'm saying he's responsible for failure in afghanistan and iraq. iraq is now disintegrating, al qaeda is coming back. we didn't leave a residual force in afghanistan, he overruled his military advisers on several occasions, including 30,000 instead of 40,000 for the surge and accelerated withdrawal dates and now we have a situation where taliban and our enemies know we are leaving, and the whole premise, was to train afghans to turn over these responsibilities to them, and leave. now how can we train and work with these people if so many them are killing americans we can't even train and operate with them? by that policy, it has been an abject failure. >> we'll talk more with senator mccain about domestic issues a bit later in the program. first, bob baer and fran townsend. fran, served as a member of the cia external advisory committee, and last month visited libya with her employer, mccannkancan forbes. he said that there were security concerns. >> we had a long conversation, especially with darna, to the east of benghazi, and he was aware of the increased threat. we talked about th
is responsible for the attacks in benghazi? >> no, he is responsible for our failure in afghanistan and iraq. we left iraq, and it is now disintegrating and al qaeda is coming back. we didn't leave a residual force, which we should have. and in afghanistan he overruled the military advisers on several occasions including 30,000 instead of 40,000 for the surge accelerating the withdrawal dates and now we have this situation where the taliban and our enemies know we are leaving and the whole premise was to train afghans in order that we could turn over these responsibilities to them and leave. now, how can we train and work with these people if so many of them are killing americans that we can't even train and operate with them? by that policy, has been an abject failure. >> we will talk with senator mccain about domestic issues, including the 47% statement. joining us now is fran townsend a cnn contributor who is a former cia security council advisory member. as i said, you met with ambassador stevens. he had told another source that he was on the al qaeda hit list, that there were security conce
? >> no, but i'm saying that he is responsible for our failure in afghanistan and iraq. we left iraq and it is now disintegrating and in afghanistan, oh overruled his advisers on several occasions. and now, we have this situation we are leaving and the whole premise was to train afghans in order that we could turn over these responsibilities to them. and now how can we train work with these people? so that prololicy has been a failure. >> we will talk more with senator mccain later on in the program. fran, as we mentioned serves as a member of the advisory comment. s committee. as i said, you met with ambassador stephens, he had told another source that he was on the al qaeda hit list and there were security concerns. >> you know we had a long conversation especially about darna and we talked about their increase in numbers and access to weapons. he suggested i go to bengazi. it was august 29th, less than two weeks before he was killed. the other thing worth mentioning, as senator mccain said to you, chris stephens was with the rebells and my take on the situation was that it was fra
was you're leaving, we're leaving iraq, we're leaving afghanistan, we have less of a desire to stay engaged in that region. and in that vacuum, clearly what has happened is that others have taken advantage of this situation. >> you probably know this news, but it's being reported. you said we're leaving iraq, you're right. iran is shuttling weapons to syria. >> there's no love lost between the government of nouri al maliki and the iranians. we have left iraq, they don't have the capability to defend their air space, even if they wanted to, we don't have a presence in there and they don't have the capability to do anything about it. so if iran wants to fly over their air space, we have left nothing behind to help them with that. >> given our unreliability as you put it, let me ask you, where do you go on the iranian nuclear bomb. suppose we wake up one morning and iran has a nuclear bomb. what would this administration do? do they have policies? two they have contingencies? what do you think their next step would be? >> they have been so focused on convincing the world that the irani
for possible discipline. iraq is denying reports it allowed iran to fly shipments of weapons and military personnel to in a the regime of syrian president bashar al-assad over iraq airspace. according to reuters, the transfers have been authorized under a deal between top iraqi and iranian officials. on wednesday, senator john kerry of massachusetts warned iraq the alleged flights could jeopardize u.s. aid. at the united nations, secretary-general ban ki-moon said syria would top the agenda at the general assembly in new york next week. >> every morning when i watch tv and images, whenever i see many people, particularly young children, who are affected by this, i could not start my day with a peace of mind. it really affects me deeply. as you know, and unfortunately, the government and opposition forces seem to be determined to see the end by military means. i think military means [indiscernible] it should be resolved through political dialogue. >> italy's top court has upheld the sentences of 23 cia operatives convicted of kidnapping a muslim cleric under the u.s. program of extraordina
, they were fighting that war alongside a second war in iraq. two of the longest wars in american history fought at the same time, by a population of troops that makes up less than 1% of the american population. think about that. we have put an incredible burden on a proportionately tiny sliver of our population. and they did not get to those wars on their own. they didn't start those wars. the government sent them to do that work, in our name, right? a grateful nation, and all that. well, now americans coming home from those wars have an unemployment rate that is 35% higher than the national rate of unemployment. everybody's having a hard time in this job market, right? but veterans coming home from these wars have been at war. they have been doing things at their job for their deployment that employers may not understand on a resume. kandahar and baghdad don't exactly easily compare to the other addresses that employers are seeing on people's application for work. so the unemployment rate for vets is significantly higher, 35% higher than it is for the rest of the country. but that disad
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should help south africa and iraq and asian countries so that we will be able to build up our future for our children. >> how won the fold goldfish beauty pageant? who cares. not like a fish did the slow wave. they are really all winners. that does it for us. another hour or 360 at 10:00 p.m. here is pierce morgan. >> tonight, in this corner romney depended the governor of virginia. battleground america one-on-one. tonight romney's 47% g axgaffe kelsey grammer life has been an endangered species. prescription for keeping america great. >> i think smaller government is a good idea. always have. lower taxes are a good idea. always have. >> this is "pierce morgan tonight". >> breaking news live pictures from miami mr. mitt romney is on stage. also breaking news from libya. the country's terrorism chief now says it was an attack. we begin with mitt romney he told and audience in atlanta that he believes in a redistribution of wealth and he does not. the tape came out with the president saying he believes in redistribution. i don't. i believe the way to lift people is not to take f
but are ready for the challenge. >> i was in the army for three and a half years and i did one tour in iraq. i guess you could say that kind of prepares me mentally and i guess we'll see what happens. >> the recruits are expected to graduate in january. >>> firefighters in east contra costa county are trying to find a new home. new at 6, ktvu's noah walker is live on bethel island with the community effort to get a local firehouse reopened. >> reporter: a fema grant is letting this fire district rehire laid off firefighters. but the doors will remain closed while other firehouses remain opened. you only have to look through the windows here to see why. the lights are off. nobody is home at east contra costa fire station 95. you could say the place is a hole in the wall, and the ceiling. >> wow. okay. it really did -- i mean, it caved in. >> reporter: this is where he began his career. firefighters haven't been able to use the building since a storm in 2008 caused major water damage and mold. >> so this was the kitchen area. >> reporter: as the fire protection district works on plans to rehire
departments. the jobs reports show an 11% unemployment rate for veterans of iraq and afghanistan. more than 720,000 service members are out of work in this country. harry reid said they hit a new low by blocking the bill. patty murray said former troops are owed more than bumper stickers. a handful of republicans supported the bill, many in the party saw problems with the legislation. senator tom coburn of oklahoma said there was several job training programs under way. rand paul wanted to cut off egypt and pakistan. we'll talk to them on "morning joe." >>> the teacher's strike in chicago is over now. the city is facing a deeper crisis in the form of pension funds. "the new york times" explains how the chicago school district drained its reserves setting up a struggle to pay the teachers. it pays out $1 billion a year outpacing the cash it brings in. it could mean deep cuts to other services. rahm emanuel called for raising the retirement age. there was a rare moment of unity at the nation's capital to honor a woman fighting for human rights and democracy in her home country myanmar. aung s
to afghanistan and iraq. and the lfig has been known to send fighters to syria. bill: they were blaming the film for a time and apparently that will go to the wayside. how does the administration explain the disconnect of the explanation anything? >> reporter: after the head of the counterterrorism center confirmed at the open hearing this was a terrorist attack the white house spokesman two hours later seemed to struggle to explain why the so-called demonstrators brought rpg's and used mortgage tas -- mortars. >> as i said last week as our ambassador to the united nations said on sunday as i said the other day, based on what we know and now, and knew at the time, we have no evidence of a preplanned or premeditated attack. this however remains under investigation. >> reporter: but there is video shot by the reuters news service, you see it here, that is the night of the attack in benghazi. describes the men carrying rpg's as ex-rebels. there is no sign of a significant demonstration at this time. before benghazi was brand terrorism a u.s. intelligence official told fox that everything under inve
the election there and ahmadinejad was reelected in iraq and accusations of fraud even then the government was saying "these are not our people rising up, these are western agents whipping up, these are saboteurs." >> that's right. >> jon: there is never any sense that there's fallibility. >> no, it's always deflected into an anti-western-- one of the things i try to say in the book is that what happened to me way back in the days of fax machines was a kind of prelude, a kind of prologue, if you like, to what's happening now. because i think you can draw a straight line from then to now and see the growth of this phenomenon of sort of organized outrage. >> jon: and what stops it? in your mind is it everyone standing up at once or is it something that has to burn out within its own population? >> i think unfortunately that, probably. and i think there's times that it does. i mean, you know, the rule of the aoeu toe la is not popular in iran. the rule of the taliban was not popular in afghanistan. so this stuff does seem to take over, particularly attract young men with nothing better to do,
are a lot of the guys fighting in iraq? what is the migration about, fighting with al qaeda and then off shoot groups to move into libya? >> well, it is much more true in al qaeda than miz law mick -- than islamic megrab? >> why are a lot of people guys fighting in iraq, didn't they wind up moving into libya? >> that was more a west african organization. >> is al al qaeda still run by a central force? >> they get penetrated and who ever is playing that switchboard operator gets hit by a drone. it is a collection of affiliates that share a passion for violence and it is not as if they are sharing resources or anything. that is what they are getting right now. >> one last point on this. given what is happening in the mid east. clearly, a fundamentalist sees in the past, how dangerous is this right now? across the middle east. you are seeing this if al qaeda is still operating with these cells? >> i don't -- i think that this goes in a kind of sign wave and i believe there are rough moments ahead, but i don't believe that the embassy in cairo is going to be taken the way that our embassy in
organized force. we saw in iraq-- which is interesting-- is the islamist parties there also won the first election. they failed and then people demanded more multisectarian, less religious parties. whether egypt will go through that transition i don't know charlie. here's the one thing we do know about egypt, though, which is very important. iran is the story of political islam in power to buy off all the contradiction. saudi arabia is a story of political islam phenomenon pow with oil to buy off all the contradiction. egypt will be the first grand experiment of political islam in power in the arab world without oil. and therefore you can see that tension right now. i mean, basically, you know, obama calls morsi and says "what's going on inside our m.b.a. baahsy? we're trying to figure out whether to give you a billion dollars in debt relief and that's not ing to happen if you guys burn dour our embassy." and he's torn. my constituents, my party wants me to be on the top of the embassy raising the islamic flag and meanwhile i beter get this billion dollars from the americans. so that tens
the u.s. should help the u.s. or should help south africa and it should help iraq and the asian countries so that we will be able to build up our future for our children. >> thank you very much. >> yeah, i know she has moved on, but i haven't. so who won the goldfish beauty pageant? who cares. it is not like one fish did the >>> good evening, everyone. "outfront" tonight, the r word. it's become sort of a four-letter word for some, but >> he favors redistribution. >> he believes in redistribution. >> it's known as redistribution. >> the word takes on different meaning for different people. here is mitt romney's definition. i know there are some people who believe that if you simply take from some and give to others that we'll all be better off. it's known as redistribution. it's never been a characteristic of america. >> okay. this word didn't come out of nowhere, of course, because mitt romney was taking a jab at president obama. a 1998 clip of then state senator barack obama has surfaced on the drudge report. he spoke at a loyola university conference and made this pitch. for
iraq, more than anything lieutenant colonel vrabel from a father, husband, and son. a proud dad of three children ages 11, 9, 2. otis so loved and was loved by his family. as his mother said, her son died defending all that he held dear. quote, he was the best of the best, she said. indeed, mrs. vrabel, he was. today we as a nation say thank you to lieutenant colonel vrabel and his entire family. we are so grateful for your service and your sacrifice protecting our freedom. you have made your family and your nation better. through your sacrifice you have made america strong. through your courage you have made america proud. and many times i'm sure you soared above the clouds where you could touch the face of god, now you rest in his loving arms for eternity. thank you, kohl member. our nation thanks you as well. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizings the gentleman from puerto rico, mr. pierluisi, for five minutes. mr. pierluisi: thank you, mr. speaker. on november 6, the u.s. territory of puerto rico will hold a plebby site on th
u.s. -- or should help south africa and should help the iraq and the asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future. >> thank you verymuch. >> yeah, i know she's moved on, but i haven't. who won the goldfish beauty pageant? who cares. no, i don't actually know. there were a bunch of categories. not one fish did a tearful slow wave, as far as we're concerned, they really are all winners. that's it for us. thank you for watching. erin burnett "outfront" starts next. >>> next, the r word. what president obama is accused of doing. but wouldn't mitt romney do it, too? plus, republicans think they can gain control of the senate. doesn't add up. and she called 911 screaming for help, but two days later, her family found her dead. now, they're suing for justice. they are "outfront" tonight. let's go. >>> good evening, everyone. "outfront" tonight, the r word. it's become sort of a four-letter word for some, but for other, something wonderful. you've heard it all day. redistribution. >> he favors redistribution. >> he believes in redistribution. >> it's known as redistrib
embassy. in iraq, the prime minister speaking out today. he condemned the anti-islam web video and he urged sunnis and shia's to unite. these protests led to the murder of ambassador stevens. this commando style attack is directly tied to al qaeda and they say a former guantÁnamo bay detainee may be the driving force behind the terrorist attack. jay carney today made an omission. he said, i think, self-evident that what happened in benghazi was a terror attack. an admission from the administration. this administration the victim of a terrorist attack on the 11th anniversary of september 11 attacks and the obama campaign spokesman, ben labolt suggested there are no plans for the president to update the nation on the investigation of that attack and those murders and the rage throughout the muslim world. president obama today commenting on the anti-islam youtube video. >> what we have seen over the past week and a half is something that we have seen in the past. where there is an offensive video or cartoon directed at the prophet muhammad, and this is obviously something that is used a
to volunteer. military doctors patched up his son who would say was wounded in iraq years ago, his wife urged him to go. >> she said you have to do it, something took care of your son, now you go take care of somebody else's. >> reporter: his daughter, also a doctor, says she is concerned about her dad's decision to put himself in harm's way for three years, but she is not surprised. >> this is not so much a sacrifice, but a duty he is willing to do. >> i am 35 years into treating civilians, now i am very honored to be able to serve the military and our wounded warriors. >> reporter: one man, extending his commitment to healing, all the way to a war zone. rehema ellis, nbc news, new york. >>> right now, thank you for joining us, i'm brian williams, we hope to see you later tonight for rock center, 10 eastern, 9 central time. and we hope to see you right back here tomorrow night. good evening.
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